Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– In the increasingly crowded field of craft beer, breweries are turning to custom-made beer taps to lure customers.
– Andrew Jefford suggests that English Sparkling wine is beginning to show real staying power.
– Alcademics interviews Robert Simonson about his new book, A Proper Drink.
– Finally, Forbes reports on the rising stature of blended whiskies.
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